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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "USUHS Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Support Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Program Support Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work!. Lots of diversity and opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    Commute within the Montgomery Co. area


  2. "Military Environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Network Administrator in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Network Administrator in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved it as a service member, worked with a great group of people.

    Cons

    I as in the service so I really didn't have any dislike with my job there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, BIOCHEMISTRY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and good location.

    Cons

    Not very career specific and a bit slow.


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  5. "New"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly professional environment with skilled staff.

    Cons

    Parking can be challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, USU is a GREAT Place to Work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Professor in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Hard-money, fairly competitive salary - Very little pressure to obtain grants - Work is highly valued by leadership - Flexible working hours - Teaching load is reasonable (though highly variable by department) - Students are top-notch (particularly the medical and graduate students) - Small, very nice campus - Close proximity to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and NIH (across the street) give the potential for USU to be a world-class medical and research center (it's getting there!)

    Cons

    - Lots of bureaucratic red tape (things move very slowly because it's a combination of medicine, military, and government; the IRB and Human Resources offices are the worst offenders) - No cost of living or merit pay raises for several years (makes keeping up with AAMC averages very difficult, even if one starts at or above the mean) - Parking and traffic can be difficult (lots of faculty don't have parking passes and have to take Metro) - Office space is limited (many associate and full professors have to share an office with one or more faculty members; new building is planned though) - Unlike many medical school, currently no tuition benefits for faculty or their family members

    Advice to Management

    - Eliminate some of the red tape and "flatten" the organization (i.e., we need fewer administrators and more faculty to teach and conduct research) - Streamline hiring practices and re-institute cost of living and merit pay increases - Work to keep faculty compensation packages competitive with local medical schools in order to attract and keep the best people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but too much red tape"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Maynardville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Maynardville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people with great work ethic. The students were for the most part the best I've ever encountered. Very dedicated students and the faculty were as well. I participated in a 22 week grant writing class with a great instructor and submitted an RO1 grant to NIH. As a recent PhD graduate, it was a great experience and I learned a lot about how to write and structure my grants.

    Cons

    It's a military university and being that I was a civilian assistant professor, it was difficult to feel connected to faculty that were military. The MD faculty felt they could do research, even though they didn't have a clue how to do research. There was a huge rift between the older MD faculty members and the PhD faculty members.

    Advice to Management

    Make the processes for obtaining military data faster. Waiting 18 months to find out if I have access to military data is unacceptable.


  8. "Student Life"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. In a good lab, funding is not an issue, Great facilities in the campus.People are frindly and helpful

    Cons

    Health Insurance for student, not a typical student life, not a great place to stay for a long time.


  9. "Good place to stay"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable position, good benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks, no really exciting job

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Triple bureaucratic management structure bogs down everything"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Faculty in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Faculty in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable government job. Good place to get a medical education without having to go into debt.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the top, and many layers of middle manager types who slow progress. This is because there is an academic hierarchy, a federal hierarchy, and a military hierarchy. This organizational structure creates lots and lots of waste and inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Fewer Deans would be better


  11. "Just too awesome place to work !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best environment to work and learn many things. Very easy accessible to metro train or bus. Campus shuttles are present for easy transportation. Beautiful campus !

    Cons

    Oppurtunity to get to work is very rare, since it is usually only permanent residents or citizens who can work, unless and until one is highly recommended by someone currently working there. However international students do get admitted for their higher education.


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